TORONTO 6, HAMILTON 5 (OT)
Darryl Boyce capped off a three-point performance (2-1-3) with a penalty shot goal at 4:31 of overtime as Toronto rallied for a 6-5 road win over division-rival Hamilton on Sunday at Copps Coliseum.
Boyce also netted a power play goal in the first period for the Marlies, who scored three times in a 13:01 span in the third period to erase a 5-2 deficit and force overtime.
Toronto goaltender Justin Pogge earned the win with 27 saves as the Marlies moved back above the .500 mark at 11-10-0-2.
BRIDGEPORT 4, LOWELL 3 (SO)
A day after being reassigned from the NHL, two-time AHL All-Star Jeff Tambellini netted the winning shootout goal as Bridgeport took a 4-3 win in Lowell.
PROVIDENCE 5, SPRINGFIELD 1
A four-goal second period lifted Providence to a 5-1 win over visiting Springfield at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Defenseman Johnny Boychuk netted a pair of goals the same day he was reassigned from parent-club Boston. Boychuk is tied for the AHL lead in defensemen scoring with 25 points (6-19-25) in 23 games.
Providence goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped 18 of 19 shots in the winning effort.
Bryan Lerg scored for the Falcons, whose brief two-game winning streak came to an end.
WORCESTER 4, PORTLAND 2
Worcester got out to a quick 2-0 lead and went on to double up visiting Portland by a 4-2 count at the DCU Center.
Second-year defenseman Derek Joslin had a game-high three points (1-2-3) for the Sharks, rookie blueliner Jason Demers notched his first professional goal, and Worcester also received scores from Claude Lemieux and Ryan Vesce.
Sharks goaltender Thomas Greiss made 21 saves to help his team snap a two-game losing skid.
HERSHEY 3, NORFOLK 0
Daren Machesney pitched a 30-save shutout as Hershey rolled on with a 3-0 home-ice win over Norfolk at the Giant Center.
In their 71st season of play, the Bears set a franchise record with their 11th straight victory, bettering a 10-game run in March of 2002.
The Admirals wrapped up a five-game road swing at 1-3-0-1.
IOWA 3, LAKE ERIE 2
Iowa scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 win over Lake Erie in Cleveland and secure a sweep of the teams’ two-game set at Quicken Loans Arena.
Iowa goaltender David LeNeveu earned the victory with 27 saves on 29 shots, as the Chops (15-7-1-1) took over sole possession of first place in the West Division.
PHILADELPHIA 4, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Claude Giroux scored twice and Jeffrey Szwez netted the eventual game-winner as surging Philadelphia took a 4-1 road win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Wachovia Arena.
Philadelphia goaltender Scott Munroe earned the win with 28 saves on 29 shots.
Connor James’ power play goal at 6:46 of the first period initially gave the Penguins a 1-0 advantage.
SAN ANTONIO 1, MANITOBA 0
Josh Tordjman posted a 23-save shutout as the suddenly streaking San Antonio Rampage eked out a 1-0 win over Manitoba at the AT&T Center.
Winless in 17 straight games entering the week, the Rampage knocked off Syracuse on Thursday before dispatching the Western Conference-leading Moose both on Friday and tonight.
Manitoba has now dropped two straight games for the first time since starting the campaign at 0-2-0-0.
ROCHESTER 4, ALBANY 0
In his first AHL appearance of the season, goaltender Mike Brodeur registered a 28-save shutout as Rochester took a 4-0 win over cross-state rival Albany at the Blue Cross Arena.
Janis Sprukts netted a pair of goals for Rochester one night after suiting up for parent-club Florida in a loss to Boston on Saturday.
It already marked the fifth shutout against of the year for the River Rats, who just two nights ago scored eight times in an 8-1 win over Norfolk.